In an attempt to map the whole thing in one epic image, artist Pablo Carlo Budassi used NASA’s super-cool Logarithmic Maps of the Universe, as well as images from NASA’s archive and Princeton University.
The fantastic image image shows a disc-shaped, system-centric view of the universe – this basically means that Earth and our surrounding galactic neighbours are placed in the middle, and everything else flows out from around them.
Each axis represent a different field of view – each increasing by a factor of 10. This allows us simple folk to visualise something as epic as the universe in one perfect single circle.
The swirly ring by the sun is the Milky Way galaxy, which streams into countless other galaxies. Oh, and if you didn’t notice, the whole thing is enclosed by a ring of plasma –which looks just like the corneal limbus ring around the human eye –leftover from the Big Bang. Bet you didn’t spot that!
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